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Try Painted Lamp Shades For Authentic Southwest Design

Jul 22, 2008
Painted lamp shades bring out the best in Native American home decor and are definitely the way to go in rustic lighting. The designer look they enhance in your home will have your friends talking about your beautiful interior design long after they leave. In fact, I enjoy decorating with these wonderful shades so much that I often give them as gifts for Christmas or birthdays. These lamp shades are an incredible way to enhance colorful southwestern or Native American style in your interior design and achieve a look that is truly unique.

From elaborate portrayals of Native American Indians and extraordinary mountain terrain, to intricate paintings of dry desert landscape and Indian pueblos, you will no doubt be amazed with how these hand crafted lamp shades add to your home's Native American design and style. The thing I like most about decorating with painted lamp shades or giving them as gifts, are the large variety of shade colors and options obtainable.

You can decide between exquisite artwork on dyed pigskin leather lamp shades that come in red, green, black, gold, wine, brown or natural, or find a painting you like on a rustic rawhide shade in light or dark. Whether a suede leather or natural rawhide shade, you will certainly find one that matches your color scheme and your decorating style. The beautiful work of the hand-stitched lacing on the leather lamp shade brings beautiful charm and true Native American style to your rustic cabin or country home.

Trying to simply enhance rustic style in a room in your home? The best thing about painted lamp shades is that they look just as wonderful in all rooms of your home and wherever else you want to enhance Native American style. The wonderful thing about painted lamp shades is that they are a very easy way to change your lighting fixtures or give new life to a home without having to spend a lot of money or make a lot of changes. Use painted lamp shades on unique rustic style light fixtures such as wrought iron or antler lamps to create a true rugged mountain look, or just switch the shade on the regular style lamps that you are already using to enhance western style.

Regularly used on chandelier lamps for illuminating large rooms or for table lamps and desk lamps, painted lamp shades are excellent for using anywhere you want to incorporate a splash of color with rustic flare. You will be excited to see how easily a lamp shade can revolutionize the look of the whole room and create true western style in your home. Use painted leather lamp shades with other country or Native style accessories for authentic rustic style. Painted lamp shades look wonderful when combined with Native American blankets and throws, kiva ladders, ceremonial drums, or hand-crafted Indian baskets and pottery.

These one of a kind shades are difficult to buy in retail stores where southwest decorating items are sold, but you can find them online. If you enjoy the Native style homes found throughout the southwest, or just want to bring color and rustic flare to your decor, try using the unique art of painted lamp shades.
About the Author
Craig Chambers is the director of Mission Del Rey and offers free information online about buying painted lamp shades for southwest home decorating. For more information visit http://www.missiondelrey.com
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